With Steve King Gone, Does the Democrat Have a Shot in His Iowa District?

The 2020 campaign had been going well for J.D. Scholten, the former minor league pitcher turned Democratic congressional candidate in Iowa. He had raised more than $1 million in a bid to unseat Representative Steve King, the nine-term Republican congressman who had alienated voters with his racist comments about immigration. Kevin Costner had narrated an […]

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Biden raises money off George Floyd’s ‘I can’t breathe’ comments

The Joe Biden campaign on Tuesday sent an email to its supporters on Tuesday that highlighted “George Floyd’s last words” in a message that included a link for people to donate to the campaign, a move which drew criticism from conservatives like Donald Trump Jr. Wednesday. The lengthy email tore into President Trump’s handling of the unrest […]

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Donald Trump Is Trying to Start a Race War

President Trump has not hidden who he is. He started his presidential campaign, after slowly descending his gilded escalator, with a no-holds barred racist attack on Mexicans. Then, he began his time as president by banning Muslims from entering the country. Later that summer, he called white supremacists who terrorized blacks and Jews in Charlottesville, […]

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Joe Biden to Address Floyd Killing and Protests in Philadelphia Speech

When the coronavirus outbreak shuttered the presidential campaign trail this spring, Joseph R. Biden Jr. fell out of the national spotlight for weeks, struggling to drive a proactive message of his own from his home in Wilmington, Del. Now, as the nation plunges into crisis over issues of racism and police brutality, Mr. Biden’s team […]

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The Flynn Calls: His Dismissal of Russian Interference and the Kremlin’s Savvy

WASHINGTON — Russian spy services had just carried out a complex campaign to disrupt an American presidential election. But the man who was set to become the White House national security adviser, speaking to Russia’s ambassador, referred to that effort only as “the cyberstuff.” The ambassador suggested that the “very deplorable” sanctions that the United […]

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Biden campaign staffers donate to group that bails out jailed Minneapolis protesters: report

At least 13 members of Joe Biden’s campaign staff have made donations to a group that helps Minneapolis protesters get out of jail on bail, according to a report. The staffers posted on Twitter that they contributed money to a group called the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of making people who are […]

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F.B.I. Once Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser’s Ties to Egypt

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and the special counsel’s office investigated whether a former Trump campaign adviser secretly worked for the Egyptian government to influence the incoming administration in the months before President Trump took office, according to several people familiar with the inquiry. The former adviser, Walid Phares, was one of five Trump campaign aides […]

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Biden camp denies ex-VP confused D-Day with Pearl Harbor Day during fundraiser

Joe Biden’s campaign on Wednesday denied that the former vice president had confused the date of the D-Day invasion of northern Europe in World War II with the date of Pearl Harbor Day during a fundraiser. During a livestreamed discussion with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Biden appeared to switch the June 6 anniversary of the […]

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Biden Campaign Pledges to Expand Operation, Focusing on Battlegrounds

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign, which has faced criticism from some Democrats worried about his team’s general election readiness, is planning a substantial expansion of its operation and eying an ambitious battleground map even as the question of when Mr. Biden will resume in-person campaigning remains unclear. In an hour-long briefing with reporters on […]

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Leading pro-Trump super PAC labels Biden ‘the toast of China’

The top super PAC backing President Trump’s re-election campaign is going up with new commercials in three crucial general election battleground states that accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of being soft on China. The spots by America First Action Super PAC will start running Friday in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and are part of […]

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Trump’s Ad Team Blitzes Biden, Spending Millions to Define Him Early in the Race

The first wave of long-promised negative ads from the Trump campaign began this week in caustic form, flooding Facebook pages and television screens in swing states with harsh messages that make unfounded inferences about Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s mental state and paint the presumptive Democratic nominee as too friendly to the Chinese government. In May […]

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Biden campaign staffers: The top aides guiding former VP’s presidential campaign

President Trump’s had nearly three and a half years to build his 2020 reelection campaign juggernaut. That’s not the case for former Vice President Joe Biden, who declared his candidacy for the White House in April of last year. And Biden’s team was smaller in size than some of his rivals in the Democratic presidential […]

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Trump campaign staffers: The top aides guiding president’s reelection

President Trump’s run for reelection is backed by a massive campaign organization that’s been building toward the 2020 election since he entered the White House in January of 2017. “It’s a completely different operation from running an insurgent campaign that we took over the Republican Party to now having a campaign that everybody is united on the Republican side,” Trump 2016 campaign manager […]

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Biden campaign downplays Flynn ‘unmasking’ disclosures: ‘All normal procedures were followed’

The Biden campaign on Wednesday shrugged off the revelation that Joe Biden was one of a number of officials who purportedly sought to “unmask” Flynn, saying “all normal procedures were followed,” amid accusations from President Trump and his allies that then-President Obama and his top deputies targeted the incoming Trump administration. “These documents have absolutely nothing to do with […]

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Paul Manafort, Trump’s Ex-Campaign Manager, Released to Home Confinement

WASHINGTON — Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, was released from prison on Wednesday and granted confinement in his home in Northern Virginia because of the coronavirus pandemic, one of his lawyers, Todd Blanche, said. Mr. Manafort had been in a minimum-security prison in Loretto, Pa., serving a sentence of seven and a […]

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Even Trump campaign’s 404 page is a brutal swing at Biden

The Trump campaign slid in another swipe at Joe Biden through the 404 pages on its campaign website. “It appears you are as lost as me,” the page reads when a user clicks a donaldjtrump.com URL that is incorrect, accompanied by a photo of the presumptive Democratic nominee looking confused. The Trump campaign has most recently targeted Biden’s […]

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Virus in New York: Ads to warn about rare pediatric syndrome

New York City is launching a public service campaign to inform parents about a rare syndrome that is thought to be linked to COVID-19 and has been diagnosed in more than 80 children in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. Digital ads alerting parents to the symptoms of the inflammatory condition in children […]

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Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus threat: lawyer

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to home confinement after he sought the transfer due to the health risk in prison from coronavirus, Fox News has confirmed. Manafort, 70, was serving his sentence at FCI Loretto, a low-security federal prison in Loretto, Pa. PAUL MANAFORT SENTENCED ON FOREIGN LOBBYING AND WITNESS TAMPERING […]

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Biden, DNC haul in more than $60 million in April despite coronavirus fundraising challenges

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says that it and the Democratic National Committee raised a combined $60.5 million in April. The haul – while impressive – is a drop from the nearly $79 million combined the two organizations brought in in March. BIDEN ACCUSES TRUMP OF PUSHING ‘FALSE CHOICE’ DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS The coronavirus outbreak swept […]

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Biden campaign ramps up digital staff amid tech woes, Dem pressure

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign is beefing up its digital staff, just as it had been hit by a series of technical problems at a virtual event on Thursday — and amid alarm bells from Democratic allies that it is lagging behind the Trump campaign on the digital battlefield. The Washington Post first reported that Biden’s […]

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Trump campaign releases Spanish ad targeting Dems defending Biden over Tara Reade claims

The Trump campaign released a new ad in Spanish targeting Democrats for their response to the allegations Tara Reade made against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The ad — shared on social media by “Equipo Trump,” or “Team Trump” in Spanish — shows several prominent Democrats, all who have strongly endorsed Biden in recent weeks, speaking out […]

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Trump campaign shelling out $10M to run ads slamming Biden

President Trump’s reelection campaign confirms to Fox News that it’s going up with a whopping $10 million ad blitz targeting presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The campaign said on Thursday that the ads will run on national cable television, broadcast TV and online and that they begin “starting now.” IN FIRST MAJOR TV AD BLITZ, […]

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Biden to beam into Florida, the largest 2020 battleground

Joe Biden is heading out on the campaign trail – virtually. The former vice president will hold two virtual campaign events on Thursday in Florida, the largest of the roughly dozen general election battleground states. Biden’s campaign announced on Tuesday that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will hold a virtual roundtable on Thursday afternoon in Jacksonville […]

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Biden campaign, in first for presumptive nominee, announces union contract with staffers

In a first for a major party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden’s campaign on Monday announced a collective bargaining agreement with its staffers in a deal with Teamsters Local 238, an Iowa-based chapter of the powerful labor union. The contract sets up six-day work weeks for Biden campaign field organizers, establishes a $15 per hour minimum wage and mandates […]

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Trump campaign spotlights handling of coronavirus in first big TV ad blitz

President Trump’s re-election campaign is up with their first major TV ad blitz of the 2020 general election – with a spot titled “American Comeback” that touts the job the president’s doing combating the coronavirus pandemic. The commercial includes a clip of Trump declaring during his State of the Union Address in early February that “my […]

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